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Ethics noun A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another—e.g., for a cause or plea, often in the context of a legal proceeding.
verb To act or speak for another person or group of persons.
Law A person who speaks on behalf of others, protecting their rights.
MedspeakUK A person who can support a service user or carer through contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff), advocacy services can be accessed through an NHS Trust.


Ethics noun (pron. ad´ ve ket) A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another–eg, for a cause or plea. See Amicus curiæ verb (pron. ad ve ka´t) To act or speak for another person or group of person


nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]


n 1. in the medical field, a person who focuses on bolstering the patient's role and rights in making decisions about his or her health care.
2. one who assists another in legal matters; can be a professional or a layperson; may or may not work for a fee.
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In this way, serving and gaining knowledge of their traditional culture, people can live their life," said Mahanta, retired lecturer and advocator of traditional Assamese culture.
The Advocator Group, a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain SSDI, is prepared to help people take advantage of the program's expansion.
This is very positive news during these trying economic times," says Brett Albren, President of The Advocator Group.
The workshops will focus on how to survive in a diverse society during such a conflict, how to be an agent of peace and how not to become an advocator of violence and hatred that breaks up Bahrain's social composition.
Christine was an active advocator of the new style mobile and has been a member of the mobile libraries consortia management team.
If this writer's reassessment is valid in regard to the community residents' rationalization as stated in the article, however, social workers need to play more advocator and educator roles.
15) What convinced the constable that the queen was a Catholic was her support for the plans nurtured by Jane Dormer, duchess of Feria, to return to the English court as a maid of honor and as an ardent advocator of the English recusants.
It asks the couple to write a personal history and assigns a field advocator to help.
However, is it not strange that neither the Northumberland Tourist Board, the official advocator of our countryside and also the Duke of Northumberland, the county's biggest landowner and self-confessed conservationist, have nothing to say about this - the greatest threat to our landscape since opencast mining?
The ex-Beatle, who himself is a strong animal rights advocator, has appealed to the Baywatch star to help, after both became involved in a campaign to help the plight of seals.
A passionate advocator of Round Table takeaways (Satwa branch being far better than Garhoud, it should be noted), my dining partner's idea of the perfect pizza is a glorified artery-clogging meat-fest, stacked with every type of animal, mineral and vegetable known to mankind.